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Decades-old film reveals Antarctica glacier is melting faster than scientists thought

Scientists knew Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier was thawing, they just had no idea how quickly the process was happening.  But thanks to radio glaciologist Dustin Schroeder's painstaking efforts to digitize some old film reels, researchers now have a new window into the severity of the problem. Schroeder and his colleagues at California's Stanford University based their study on hundreds of canisters of film reels that were stored in the Scott Polar Research Institute at the University of Cambridge in the U.K. The findings were published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  Read more....

 

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